Nuclear New York is a project of Community Studies of New York, Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are an independent and non-partisan advocacy organization devoted to supporting nuclear energy in New York State.
We see nuclear as indispensable in the effort to decarbonize our economies. A densely-populated region like New York requires energy sources that reflect this characteristic. Nuclear power’s energy density results in the lowest ecological footprint, especially compared to low-density land-intensive renewable sources like wind and solar. In downstate New York, there is little space for a massive expansion of solar and wind generation. We see nuclear being an essential complement to variable renewable sources of energy.
- reward nuclear plants for their low-carbon, low-particulate pollution, reliable electricity generation, and prevent them from premature shutdown until replaced by alternate resources with superior characteristics,
- support the development of next generation nuclear plants in New York, an essential facet as we electrify the rest of the economy, and
- act as a beacon to the rest of the world leveraging New York’s cultural appeal.
More scientifically-informed environmental groups are recognizing that nuclear power is necessary to fight climate change. Even previously skeptical groups like The Union of Concerned Scientists, The Nature Conservancy, World Resources Institute, National Geographic and others have revised their position on nuclear power in the last few years upon examining the evidence. Nuclear power can scale to the challenge, fast, affordable, and with minimal use of natural resources.
We are an extremely diverse group of individuals with different political affiliations, economic theories, cultural backgrounds, and walks of life. We are united in advocating for evidence-based policy design, and collaborate with eminent climate scientists, science communicators, environmental activists, and community organizers. We invite respectful dialogue with groups skeptical of the role of nuclear power.